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February 27, 2024

All the essentials you need for a summer spa day at home

Ruhi Gilder
Summer comes with its own set of problems, prickly heat, breakouts, heat rashes, and oily skin and hair. This weekend, pamper yourself and your skin with a spa routine you can easily indulge in at home.  
First things first, light a soothing candle of your favourite scent.  
Doft has a tropical coconut, jasmine and vanilla cream scented candle set in an aquamarine bowl.  
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Check out Nicobar’s trio of trio neroli and grapefruit, blossoming mogra, and spicy clove soy wax candle fragrances, perfect for the summer.  
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Face masks  

Put on a soothing face mask to give your skin the TLC it craves. You can even check out these celebrity-approved DIY face mask ideas, here 
Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost masks 
Aloe leaf and cucumber extracts in this sheet face mask calm and balance your complexion. The masks are easy to use and increase skin luminosity while gently exfoliating with glycolic acid.  
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Enn’s Closet Ac Nay Face Mask 
The summer problem all of us face, is acne, and the solution? Enn’s anti-acne face that uses all-natural acne cures from all over the world, including tea tree oil, French pink clay, red sandalwood, rose essential oil, and Bentonite clay.  
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Body oil  

There’s nothing as calming as the luxurious scent of body oils. Whether to nourish or improve complexion, there’s an oil for everyone.  
Neemli Naturals Pomegranate and Sea Buckthorn Body Oil 
The heat calls for a massage oil that is light and non-greasy yet ultra-hydrating and nourishing. Pomegranate oil is filled with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, sea buckthorn with its balanced composition of fatty acids helps dry, flaky and ageing skin.  
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Pure Sense Relaxing Macadamia Deep Moisturising Body Oil 
Suitable for all skin types, this body oil is loaded with vitamins. It restores skin elasticity and moisturises at the same time. The wonderful scents of macadamia nut oil, rose petals and sweet almond oil relax the body and mind.  
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Cut, clean, buff, paint, polish and repeat! If there’s one thing that makes every girl feel like a million bucks it’s a shiny fresh manicure. Check out these products for a pretty summery salon-style manicure. 
The Body Shop Peppermint Pedicure Set 
Soothe and soften your overworked toes and feet with cooling peppermint, in this pedicure set. Buff away calluses with a foot file and a volcanic rock granule-infused foot scrub, then hydrate with moisturising cream.  
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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer 
If your nails are feeling brittle or in serious need for rest and relaxation, apply a coat of this nail treatment to clean, dry nails. Vitamin E, tea tree oil, keratin, arginine all work in tandem to revitalise weak nails and prevent breakage.  
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OPI Nail Polish 
Add some colour to your spa day at home with these bright shades from OPI. The Mod About You pastel pink shade screams summer. Strengthen it with OPI’s base and top coat for chip-free coverage.  
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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Colour 
Give your toes a pop of colour, with a yellow that resembles blooming sunflowers. This Sally Hansen formula is long-lasting, fade-resistant and waterproof, perfect for a fuss-free coat of colour.  
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Facial massage tools  

Gently massage your face with these tools made of minerals that claim to help your skin remain radiant. Be sure to clean between uses and refrain from using aggressively on the delicate facial skin.  
Ras Luxury Oils Rose Quartz Gua Sha  
Gua Sha is an ancient wellness tool where ‘Gua’ means ‘scrape and ‘Sha’ means ‘sand or pebbles.’ This mineral-rich Rose Quartz tool helps stimulate blood circulation, bringing more oxygen to the skin, and adding a youthful glow.  
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Love Organically Kansa Wand Mystical Massager  
This wand can be used to massage in essential oils, and is made from a special metal. Kansa metal is a blend of 80% copper and 20% other varied metals, the handle is made from hand-carved, Neem wood. The cool surface removes puffiness, acts as a natural face-lift, massaging vital, pressure points on the face, and activating blood flow.  
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Hair mask  

No spa day is complete without paying extra attention to the hair. In the summer, sweat and dust increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends, and even breakage becomes common. Here are some protective hair masks to help with those pesky issues.  
Forest Essentials Intensive Hair Repair Masque Japapatti & Brahmi 
This creamy pre -shampoo masque is prepared with banana pulp and fresh herb infusions of Methi, Brahmi and Nagarmotha. Each ingredient is enriched with potassium, natural oils and vitamins that repair damaged hair, leaving it stronger and with a lustrous shine.  
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The Tribe Concepts Anti-Dandruff Hair Mask 
With the amount of product we apply in your hair everyday, there is bound to be build-up, this Tribe Concepts hair mask helps detox your scalp thoroughly. Get rid of extreme dandruff, flakiness, with ingredients like organic Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Mint and Citrus Extract.  
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Lip scrub 

Don’t forget to give your lips a much-needed buff and polish with these lip scrubs you can apply overnight or just for a few minutes for smoother, hydrated lips.  
Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask  
This sleep-in mask for your lips is designed to remove dead cells, and infused with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. It’s perfect for the summer because you can leave it on all night, without worrying about sticky lip balm application through the day!  
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BECCA Hydra-Light Smoothing Lip Scrub 
A hyaluronic acid-infused lip scrub that uses natural sugars to gently exfoliate, this lib scrub promises leave your lips feeling smoother. The vegan formula is enriched with mango, and is extremely lightweight, making it great for Indian weather. 
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Ruhi Gilder


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